April 5th, 2010 by

Exhibit A: why the Bruins needed defense at the deadline

For a team that has ranked dead-last in the NHL in goals-for virtually all season long, the natural reaction would be to call for forward who can find the back of the net.

Likewise, as the Bruins remain in the top-5 in goals-against average for the majority of the season – especially in the second half of the season – to say their true need upon the Mar. 3 NHL trade deadline was added defense to their blue-line was near blasphemy to some people. But as we witnessed once again today, the Bruins lack of depth on their blue-line proved once again why this was in fact, their public enemy No. 1.

But now that Mark Stuart has hit the shelf for at least two weeks, injuries — as it has been all season long for Boston — are bound to happen. Dennis Wideman and Matt Hunwick each logged over 27 minutes of ice time during their 2-1 OT win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday.

Comfortable with that in the playoffs? [Read more —->]

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